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that employers recruit from. and the result might surprise you. jennifer merit is the careers editor for "the wall street journal" and oversaw this particular survey. jennifer, thanks for joining us. tell us what you looked at and what you found. >> well, what we did is we surveyed recruiters from the biggest companies, public, private, non-profit, government organizations and asked them which schools they recruit at and which schools produce the best graduates overall as far as being prepared to work in the companies, succeed, academic prowess, et cetera. so what happened was, the list that we came up with, the top 25 out of the almost 500 companies who responded was primarily made up of state schools. so what we found was that they really liked these graduates who had all this academic preparedness and were well rounded in other ways. >> that leads me to this then. i want to pop this up, all of them except one, which is carnegie melon are publicly funded. tuition at carnegie this year is $42,000, but $15,000 at penn state. >> there's a couple things going on. people can really understand th
. there's a question about that. are two incomes always better than one? jennifer is ce of the family financial network. let me start out. it seems like a no brainer. you need more money, get two jobs. that's good. is it always good? >> it does seem like a no brainer. for many families it does make sense. at a time when there is so much insecurity about jobs and concerns of health care benefits. a lot of families use a second income to maybe save for a specific goal, like college or maybe even financing a business. >> there a lot of hidden costs with a second income. if you're not making enough, it can be a problem. >> you're right. that's the issue. becoming the victim of the dual income trap if you will. let's say the second person earns $50,000 in income. you have $10,000 to $15,000 going to taxes. that leads you with $35,000. we have clothing cost. we have transportation. maybe a car to get to our job. maybe we've got child care expenses. if you take those combined, they can easily come up to $15,000. that with wittle the net pay down to $20,000. then, of course, maybe you're thin
that this works. this is christina and jonathan's older sister, jennifer. she went to school online from the fifth grade through high school. now she's here at ufc. you feel as though online education works. why? >> i think the structure of the school is more similar to college than a regular school. i attended lecture once a week and the readings were up to me. i'm really well acclimated to college already. >> reporter: jennifer was the valedictorian of her online graduating class of 450 students. kids she met for the first time at his graduation ceremony. give us something you think you did miss out on, though in. >> i really did miss out on the traditional social aspect of high school, like running to classes, eating lunch in the cafeteria and just the interaction between people on a day-to-day basis. >> reporter: a study released last year by the department of education concluded online learning is as effective as learning in a traditional classroom setting, at least in terms of academics. the formula for success online is the same as it is in class. students need to work hard, have lots of su
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